Marko assures Red Bull is on schedule with its 2022 F1 | F1only.fr
Dr Helmut Marko was keen to set the record straight after ‘misinterpreted’ comments from Thailand’s Alexander Albon, who recently insinuated that Red Bull had put too much energy into the 2021 title battle and would therefore be lagging behind the development of its 2022 single-seater.
Alexander Albon played a crucial role in the development of the 2022 single-seater at Red Bull working in the simulator throughout 2021. But the now Williams driver also revealed in an interview a few days ago that he had worked a lot on the development of the 2021 car, especially at the end of the year, when the Milton Keynes team focused all their resources on the fight for the world title, then ceasing to focus on the 2022 car .
But according to Helmut Marko, the words of his former driver were misinterpreted and the Austrian ensures that the development of the RB18 (the name of the 2022 single-seater) is on time.
“Albon’s statements have been misinterpreted. All I can say is that we want to defend Max Verstappen’s title and we are very well placed to do so. » Helmut Marko told F1Insider.
“We had two different development programs going on in 2021. Both worked. So there’s no reason to believe we and Mercedes aren’t the favorites again this year, unless someone has found the philosopher’s stone in the new regulations. » Marko concludes.